Take the first real frost of the autumn + the first speed session + 50 year old joints and mix them all up and you get a nice big dollop of pain. Ouch
Still hurting quite a bit after this one in the early hours today. Achey in all of my ankle tendons and my left knee has come out in sympathy. But they've eased. Just such a shock to the system after all the gentle jogging.
The plan was to run 45 seconds of fast sprinting with 90 seconds of recovery jogs in between over a 20 minute session. I did most of them but I think I gave up before the last one (was so knackered I lost count), however somewhere near the beginning I really got into it and on one lap I wellied it down the back straight of the red ash track with imaginary strains of chariots of fire filling my ears, until the buzzer called time out. This type of running, plus the tempo sessions are extremely tough but I am determined to complete the 8 week course. I am quite looking forward to a nice easy 3 mile run on Sunday lol